So you had your happy little bundle, but now that it's gone, you're left with a bundle that doesn't make you happy at all: the fat that hangs off your stomach, hips, and thighs. Read on for a secret strategy for reducing belly fat after giving birth and more advice on getting back in shape after having a kid.

Your body gained weight during pregnancy to act as insulation for the developing embryo. As a result, the skin is now droopy, heavy, and lax. So, maybe a lot heftier is more accurate. Hope, however, remains. You can get your faja postparto with proper care, food, and exercise, as well as a few "secret advice" from a slender mom (who was once anything but). My next insider recommendation is: Get In Shape Fast!

By "an exercise that works," I mean a routine that is tailored to your specific requirements. Who has time to go to the gym when you're a busy mom who has to take care of her family? Of course, it'd be wonderful to have some time to relax on your own, but who wants to use that spare time to hit the gym? Not me.

How about a good old-fashioned DVD workout, then? Most of those workouts take between half an hour and an hour, and you can know that during that time, my spouse, my child, or both will need me for something. I need an intense workout that won't take more than 15 minutes every session and will help me burn fat, tone my stomach, and flush out the nasties.

Do you find this exercise method to be too wonderful to be true? What I can tell you is that they do exist, and they are effective. Short-duration cardiovascular exercises are often known as interval training.

Interval training is a type of exercise that alternates between brief periods of high intensity and rest. During a 15-minute treadmill workout, you could, for instance, alternate between walking at a medium speed and running for one minute. Exercises that use your body weight as resistance (like jumping jacks, sprinting in place, or lunges) seem to be the most beneficial.

Studies have revealed that the extra energy expended by your body as it repeatedly slows down and speeds up explains why this sort of exercise is so successful at fat loss. Yet because your body is fooled into believing you might resume your workout soon, the fat-burning effect continues long after you've stopped exercising.

Fat can be burned with just 15 minutes of interval exercise once per day for six days, or twice per day for three days. All you need is 15 minutes, which you can easily find during your child's naptime or first thing in the morning. This is especially true if you follow a plan designed for postpartum weight loss and the elimination of the "baby belly." That's a "secret tip" if I ever heard one.